Shoji Kai - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Shoji Kai, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

Motoyuki Kitazawa (北沢 幹之) was born in Aki (now Kunisaki), Ōita, Japan on February 25, 1942, and he is currently 82 years old.

During his NJPW years, Kai was the debut opponent of many future legends, such as Tatsumi Fujinami, Masa Saito and the first Tiger Mask.

Shoji Kai was inducted in the NJPW Hall of Fame in 2009 as part of the NJPW Greatest Wrestlers wing.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Motoyuki Kitazawa (北沢 幹之)
  • Ring Names
    • Shoji Kai ( August 2, 2006 - December 31, 2019)
    • Motoyuki Kitazawa ( September 11, 1984 - December 1, 1990)
    • Shoji Kai ( March 6, 1972 - April 3, 1981)
    • Motoyuki Kitazawa ( January 13, 1972 - March 5, 1972)
    • Kitazawa ( June 6, 1971 - January 11, 1972)
    • Hirokatsu Shinkai ( September 26, 1970 - June 5, 1971)
    • Motoyuki Kitazawa ( August 14, 1967 - September 25, 1970)
    • Sankichi Takasakiyama ( April 3, 1964 - August 13, 1967)
    • Motoyuki Kitazawa ( January 21, 1962 - April 2, 1964)
  • Born February 25, 1942 (age 82)
  • Nationality Nationality: JapanJapan
  • Birth Place Aki (now Kunisaki), Ōita, Japan
  • Billed From
    • Aki, Ōita, Japan ( January 21, 1962 - April 3, 1981)
  • Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
  • Weight
    • 209 lbs (95 kg)
  • Notes During his NJPW years, Kai was the debut opponent of many future legends, such as Tatsumi Fujinami, Masa Saito and the first Tiger Mask.

Career History

  • Roles

    • Referee ( August 2, 2006 - December 31, 2019)
    • Referee ( May 12, 1988 - December 1, 1990)
    • Referee ( April 11, 1984 - September 11, 1985)
    • Wrestler ( January 21, 1962 - April 3, 1981)
  • Promotions / Brands

    Promotionfromto
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPW January 13, 1972 April 3, 1981
    Promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha LibreCMLL June 6, 1971 December 26, 1971
    Promotion Japanese Wrestling AssociationJWA February 3, 1962 May 17, 1971
  • Images History

    Feb 2019
    Feb 2019
    Mar 2009
    Mar 2009
    Apr 1981
    Apr 1981
    Dec 1976
    Dec 1976
    Jan 1972
    Jan 1972
    Jun 1971
    Jun 1971
    Jan 1962
    Jan 1962
  • Face / Heel Turns

    Alignmentfromto
    Tweener January 21, 1962 April 3, 1981

  • Finishers

    • Camel Clutch ( January 21, 1962 - April 3, 1981)
    • Boston Crab ( January 21, 1962 - April 3, 1981)
    • Diving Chop ( January 21, 1962 - April 3, 1981)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame

    • NJPW Hall of Fame - Year 2009, NJPW Greatest Wrestlers
  • Other Accomplishments

    • NJPW Karl Gotch Cup Winner (1976)

Teams & Relations

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